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Data Scientist
Wellesley, MA

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Job Description

Job Description


Looking for opportunities to use cutting edge technologiesanalyzing petabytes of data in a world class Hadoop cluster? To generate insightsto guide consumers in their journey to wellness and help them achieve theirhealth ambitions, whether its playing tackle football with their grandkids orrunning the Inca Trail Marathon?

Aetna's Provider & Network Analytics teamis focused on delivering impactful programs and tools to effectively partnerwith healthcare providers, in order to help members across all life stages feelthe joy of achieving their best health.

The team is looking for a Data Scientist who can solvecomplex analytical problems and develop, validate and deliver machine learning andstatistical models.

Fundamental Components:

* Use strong knowledge in machine learning, predictive modeling andstatistics to investigate problems, detect patterns and recommend solutions.
* Develops and/or uses algorithms and statistical models anddetermines analytical approaches and modeling techniques to evaluate scenariosand potential future outcomes.
* Use strong programming skills to explore, examine and interpretlarge volumes of data in various forms.
* Performs analyses of structured and unstructured data to solvemultiple and/or complex business problems utilizing advanced statisticaltechniques and mathematical analyses and broad knowledge of the organizationand/or industry.
* Collaborates with business partners to understand their problemsand goals, develop predictive modeling, statistical analysis, data reports andperformance metrics.
* Develops and participates in presentations and consultations toexisting and prospective constituents on analytics results and solutions.
* Interacts with internal and external peers and managers toexchange complex information related to areas of specialization.


* 2 or more years of progressively complex analytics experience.
* Experience with scripting languages (e.g., R, Python) anddatabase languages (e.g., SQL)
* Demonstrates proficiency in most areas of machine learning,statistical analyses, predictive modeling and mathematical analysis methods,with in-depth specialization in some areas.
* Strong knowledge of advanced analytics tools and languages toanalyze large data sets from multiple data sources.
* Anticipates and prevents problems and roadblocks before theyoccur.
* Demonstrates strong ability to communicate technical conceptsand implications to business partners.
* Education or background in Computer Science, Applied Math, Computational biology, Engineering, Statistics,Operations Research, Bioinformatics, or any related quantitative field, or equivalent practical experience.


Bachelors degree required, Masters a plus.


Aetna is about more than just doing a job. This is ouropportunity to re-shape healthcare for America and across the globe. We aredeveloping solutions to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare.What we do will benefit generations to come.

We care about each other, our customers and our communities.We are inspired to make a difference, and we are committed to integrity andexcellence.

Together we will empower people to live healthier lives.

Aetna is an equal opportunity & affirmative actionemployer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employmentregardless of personal characteristics or status. We take affirmative action torecruit, select and develop women, people of color, veterans and individualswith disabilities.

We are a company built on excellence. We have a culture thatvalues growth, achievement and diversity and a workplace where your voice canbe heard.

Benefit eligibility may vary by position. Click here toreview the benefits associated with this position.

Aetna takes our candidates data privacy seriously. At no timewill any Aetna recruiter or employee request any financial or personalinformation (Social Security Number, Credit card information for directdeposit, etc.) from you via e-mail. Any requests for information will bediscussed prior and will be conducted through a secure website provided by therecruiter. Should you be asked for such information, please notify usimmediately.

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